I am just curious if anyone out there has similar findings and what symptoms it might cause, I am not looking for a diagnosis and I know none of us are medical proffessionals, my surgeon did go over my results with me but made out that none of it was a big deal
At the L3-4 level there is a mild circumferential disk bulge causing flattening of the ventral thecal sac.
A L4-5 level there is a circumferential disk bulge causing flattening of the venral thecal sac.
At L5-S1 level, there is prolapse of the thecal sac towrds the laminectomy site. Mild disk bulge venral to the descending S1 nerve roots. Granulation tissue cannot be excluded. No recurrent disk herniation, no central stenosis or neural impingment.
I am 6 nmonths post op laminectomy/diskectomy at L5-S1 with cntinued low back pain and sciatica down my left side with left foot numb......doc says myelogram didn't show anything much excet he saw "something" at L5-S1 that may be plaque or a calcificatin growth, radiologist and him do not agree on what it might be, but that may be whats causing my symptoms, he said he may have to go in and take a look, I am awaiting to hear from him with his recommendation. He gave me nerve root block injection and it did help with the leg pain, not the back pain. The office called me a week ago to see how I was doing and said they would get back with me........????? still waiting, lol
I am handling it all, staying positive and remaining hopeful. I am just curious what anyone else thinks of my results or if hecal sac flattening and prolapse really isn't a big deal, I guess if its not impinging on any nerves.
One more thing, LOL.....the report also reads patient is post bilateral laminectomies at L5-S1, would this cause any weakness to this level due to it being bilateral? I thought I just had it on the one side of the herniation, again just curious and thinking out loud.
Thanks guys, your awesome!! And as always I do wish everyone luck and success on this board.